Rioni in Piazza 2010

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On September Sunday 5th the big day arrived and everybody in Greve in Chianti was ready to be amazed…

The teams has been working several months in order to conceive a proper subject depending on different skills and characters available in every team. This year the mayor did not give any subject to follow, so we had parades of different times and atmospheres.

We belong to Rione i Castelli which means the Castles as our village of Greti is surrounded by 3 castles: Verrazzano, Vicchiomaggio and Calcinaia. Guess who from Ancora del Chianti partecipated to the parade…!?! The theme was “Paris and its history” and it has been developed through the historical facts and imaginary. Starting with Victor Hugo’s novel, the Huckback of Notre Dame de Paris with Quasimodo and beautiful Esmeralda (Irene) on parade.

Then King Louis XIV and Maria Teresa of Austria arrived followed by the Courtesants of the King.

After Cardinal Richelieu and the Musketeers with mustache and sword.

The French Revolution is represented by Marianne with the French Flag, Louis XVI and Maria Antonietta who will be guillotined in the square by the revolutionaries.

Napoleon Bonaparte rides a (real) horse and his wife Josephine Bonaparte is on a litter as Canova sculpted her. Then Belle Epoque arrived with Can Can Girls, Painters and Literary Café.

In the end the Tour Eiffel arrived and everybody was impressed by the fireworks: spectacular!!!

Other themes where: Fellini Circus, Musical Grease with Danny, Sandy and their friends,  The Fab 60’s with the Beatle’s, old fashion cars, and Flower Power movement, Shreck and his friends, Mary Poppins etc.

We hope next year you will be with us in the square to admire the 2011 parade!

Have a look at the pictures on our Flickr Page and have fun!!!

Events in Greve & Co.

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Here for you the most interesting events from 4th October to 2nd November in Greve in Chianti and surroundings. Time to enjoy wine and good food!

Enjoy and Partecipate!

Saturday 9th October: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 10th October: Cooks and Butchers. Food and wine festival for promoting the Italian Beef. In Greve in CHianti , main square, all day.

Sunday 10th October: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 16th October: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 16th October: Chestnut Festival in Lucolena. Untill 17th Oct. afternoon and evening events.

Sunday 17th October: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 23th October: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 24th October: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 30th October: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 31th October: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Back to School

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On Wednesday 15 September, our kids are back in school after a long summer break.

This is the message you will find at the front door when I have to go to pick up our kids at the school bus. It will not be long as they arrive at the beginning of the main road, about 10 min walking. Not a big deal!

The kids are so enthusiastic to come back to school after a long almost 2 months and half holiday. It is a very important moment: Spartaco is beginning primary school and Cesare is beginning the kindergarten. All that means new school friends and new teachers for both of them. Everybody is so exhited for the new things to come.

This summer they have been very busy. They helped a lot at Ancora del Chianti: the eldest has decided he will be a waiter when grown up after his practise at breakfast with guests. The youngest is still too shy for that. What they enjoyed most has been helping Filippo in preparing the firewood for the cold season.

Summertime is the best moment for collecting, chopping, and preparing it. They prepared a big stock: it will be enough for our wood-fired heating for the whole winter! They enjoyed to carry and to move it with a small yellow hand-cart with proper working gloves. So cute and so helpful!

Events in Greve & Co.

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Here for you the most interesting events from 30th August to 16th October in Greve in Chianti and surroundings. Special isuue: a lot of interesting events in the next weeks: time to enjoy music, wine and chestnut!

Enjoy and Partecipate!

Monday 30th August: Annual Fair in San Polo in Chianti. All Day

Wensday 1st September: September fair in Greve in Chianti. All day.

Thursday 2nd September: Classical Concert in Lamole. Summer concert season in Lamole at 5pm, at the Church. Ticket Euro 10.00.

Saturday 4th Septmber: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 5th September: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 5th September: Classical Concert in Lamole. Summer concert season in Lamole at 5pm, at the Church. Ticket Euro 10.00.

Sunday 5th September: Rioni in Festa in Greve in Chianti. Festival and Fancy dress pageant of the district of Greve. Parade in the Afternoon, main square.

Tuesday 7th September: Rificolona in Greve in Chianti. In the evening handicraft market, pageant of the eight Greve districts, awarding of the best paper lantern, music and entertainment, games,shows and charity auction sale.

Tuesday 7th September: Rificolona in Greve in Chianti. In the evening handicraft market, pageant of the eight Greve districts, awarding of the best paper lantern, music and entertainment, games,shows and charity auction sale.

Wednesday 8th September: Diotto in Greve in Chianti. Traditional parade in honour of the patron with the partecipation of Panzano Music Band. At 9,30 from the church.

Friday 10th September: Chianti Classico Wine Festival. Exhibition and Wine Tasting in the main square of Greve in Chianti. Untill Sunday 12th Sept.

Saturday 11th Septmber: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 12th September: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Thursday 16th September: Vino al Vino. Opening of the Panzano wine Festival untill Sunday 19th September.

Friday 17th September: Annual Fair in Strada in Chianti. All day

Saturday 18th Septmber: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 19th September: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 25th Septmber: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 26th September: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 2nd October: Not Only Wine. A Great Product and the Knowledge of its Country. Wine Technics Exibition all day.

Saturday 2nd October: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 3rd October: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 9th October: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 10th October: Cooks and Butchers. Food and wine festival for promoting the Italian Beef. In Greve in CHianti , main square, all day.

Sunday 10th October: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 16th October: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 16th October: Chestnut Festival in Lucolena. Untill 17th Oct. afternoon and evening events.

Sunday 17th October: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Events in Greve & Co

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Here for you the most interesting events from 9th August to 19th September in Greve in Chianti and surroundings. Time to enjoy music, wine!

Enjoy and Partecipate!

Tuesday 10th August: Wine Tasting under the Stars in Greve in Chianti. Stars Observation on St. Lawrence Night, Music and Wine Tasting in Main square.

Saturday 14th August: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 15th August: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 15th August: Classical Concert in Lamole. Summer concert season in Lamole at 5pm, at the Church. Ticket Euro 10.00.

Monday: 16th August: Sante Marie in Panzano in Chianti. Religious festival and Fair.

Thursday 19th August: Stars and Merchants in Greve in Chianti. Evening market with kraftmen, artists and brocantes. From 6pm to 11 pm.

Thursday 19th August: Classical Concert in Lamole. Summer concert season in Lamole at 5pm, at the Church. Ticket Euro 10.00.

Saturday 21st Augsust: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 22nd August: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 22nd August: Classical Concert in Lamole. Summer concert season in Lamole at 5pm, at the Church. Ticket Euro 10.00.

Sunday 22nd August: Organic Farmers’ Market in Greve, main square, 8am-7pm.

Saturday 28th August: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 29th August: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 29th August: Classical Concert in Lamole. Summer concert season in Lamole at 5pm, at the Church. Ticket Euro 10.00.

Monday 30th August: Annual Fair in San Polo in Chianti. All Day

Tuesday 1st September: September fair in Greve in Chianti. Only Morning.

Thursday 2nd September: Classical Concert in Lamole. Summer concert season in Lamole at 5pm, at the Church. Ticket Euro 10.00.

Saturday 4th Septmber: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 5th September: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 5th September: Classical Concert in Lamole. Summer concert season in Lamole at 5pm, at the Church. Ticket Euro 10.00.

Sunday 5th September: Rioni in Festa in Greve in Chianti. Festival and Fancy dress pageant of the district of Greve. Parade in the Afternoon, main square.

Tuesday 7th September: Rificolona in Greve in Chianti. In the evening handicraft market, pageant of the eight Greve districts, awarding of the best paper lantern, music and entertainment, games,shows and charity auction sale.

Wednesday 8th September: Diotto in Greve in Chianti. Traditional parade in honour of the patron with the partecipation of Panzano Music Band. At 9,30 from the church.

Friday 10th September: Chianti Classico Wine Festival. Exhibition and Wine Tasting in the main square of Greve in Chianti. Untill Sunday 12th Sept.

Saturday 11th Septmber: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 12th September: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Thursday 16th September: Vino al Vino. Opening of the Panzano wine Festival untill Sunday 19th September.

Friday 17th September: Annual Fair in Strada in Chianti. All day

Saturday 18th Septmber: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 19th September: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.